The wait is finally over for consumers who have pre-ordered the ZenFone 5 as ASUS announced that they can purchase the device at Challenger @ Funan DigitaLife Mall from today.
While the company's website states that the registration of interest fulfilment is scheduled from today till June 22, we were told by a company spokesperson that the fulfilment is done in two batches; the first batch is ongoing while the second batch will be from next weekend. Batches are determined on how early the consumers have registered for their interest.
At the moment, ASUS Singapore is not selling the phone for walk-in customers. Customers who are interested to get the phone can head over to all M1 and StarHub shops to try out the live demonstration units and purchase with a two-year contract.
At press time, the S$249 ZenFone 5 is unavailable for purchase without contract at M1. The telco is offering a range of mobile price plans for the ZenFone 5, but online stocks are also unavailable. Over at StarHub Online Store, the black ZenFone 5 is available for purchase with a two-year contract while the white model is out of stock.
ASUS is also offering the View Flip Cover for ZenFone 5 users at $39. Available in black and white at Challenger @ Funan DigitaLife Mall from today., the View Flip Cover protects the ZenFone 5 from accidental bumps and allows users to have a glimpse at important information through its viewing window.
The ZenFone 5 is one of the three new smartphones unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, 1GB RAM and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with ASUS ZenUI. For more information on the phone, do check out our review.